Columbia University

School of International and Public Affairs

SIPA/CIDE Exchange Program


630 West 169th Street

New York City, NY 10027

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Public Administration Master of International Affairs

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Columbia University's SIPA offers students pursing an MIA or MPA degree the opportunity to study in Mexico City at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) for either a semester or a full year. Students will be expected to complete the core curriculum at SIPA during their first year and then pursue an area of specialization at CIDE in their second year, such as Public Management or Public Finance to name just a few. Most courses are conducted in Spanish, so a language proficiency is a prerequisite. By choosing to study at CIDE, located in Mexico City, students will have the opportunity to supplement their time in New York with courses at one of Mexico's most important centers of teaching and research in the social sciences. This program is an excellent option for those with regional or career interests in Central or South America.


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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